Crystals for Depression

Depression is an equal opportunity offender.  It doesn’t care who you are, how old you are or how much money you have.  Depression will affect us all at some time in our lives and chances are not just once and as George A. Custer said, “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.”  So when that depression hits here’s a list of 5 crystals that will help you get back up and on your way. 

Smoky Quartz - Smoky quartz is grounding while at the same time emitting a high level of energy, which is why this stone works fabulously to not just move you out of your depression, but also into a place where you are making your dreams become a reality.  This stone absorbs and transmutes negative energy, while at the same time making you feel rooted and powerful enough to move forward in your life.  Smoky quartz always reminds us of the quote, “Good fortune favors the bold.” because smoky quartz grounds you in your life, in this moment, it reminds you of your power and your ability to truly do anything and who can be depressed when they are thinking like that?

Citrine - Citrine is a sun stone so it’s only natural that we recognize its healing properties when it comes to the topic of depression.  It’s no coincidence that areas of the globe with less sunlight have higher rates of depression and that seasonal depression is a very real disorder, because simply put sunshine makes us happy. This sunny stone helps us feel warm inside, gets the creative juices flowing and puts us in line with sharing joyful, sunny energy in the world and if the rules of the universe mean anything to you then you clearly see that in turn joyful, sunny, abundant energy will be brought back to you. 

Jasper - Jasper is known in the crystal world as the supreme nurturer and when you got the blues we can all agree that some nurturing is in order. Sometimes it is the soft hand of support and love that gets you out of the doldrums and back into feeling like yourself again and it is for this reason that jasper is also linked with vitality. Jasper is the combination of being nurturing and full of life, two key components in healthfully overcoming your depression. 

Tiger’s Eye - If we were going into battle the one stone we would take with us is the tiger's eye as it is protective but more importantly gives you strength and courage. By balancing your emotions, a tiger's eye helps you see your infinite strength. Basically Winnie the Pooh put the feeling of tiger’s eye the best, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you’ll ever know.”  Talk about a pick me up?!  Tiger’s eye is the perfect reminder that, you got this.

Amber -  So often crystals tell us exactly what their metaphysical properties are by the way they were formed. This couldn’t be more true than in the case of amber. Amber is fossilized tree resin so it should come as no surprise when we tell you that amber makes you feel as rooted as an oak tree, while at the same time as free as the leaves on the tip of every branch. To us it is one of the most perfect examples of yin and yang and chances are when you are depressed your ying is all out of whack with your yang. In the same way that a healthy vibrant tree is always in balance, amber's energy gives the same energy to those who use it by opening and clearing their chakras and eliminating toxic stuff that is hanging around and inside of you.  This sweet piece of fossilized tree resin is gentle, yet wildly effective. 

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